The most advanced technology in dental restorations today is represented by dental implants. At the office of Joseph Viana, DDS, not only do we offer dental implants, that look and feel like natural teeth, but we possess the skill and experience necessary to do the procedure properly and safely. You don’t want to trust your dental implants to just any dentist. Place your confidence in our Yonkers dentist. When you have missing teeth, it’s not only a cosmetic issue. Your remaining teeth can shift and this may lead to discomfort and a bite that is off as your jaws fall out of alignment. Dental implants ensure you won’t have to worry about any of those problems.
Older dental restorations such as bridges and dentures are fine, but they lack the benefits that dental implants have in their favor. Your dental implant is fused directly to your jaw, allowing for a strong and stable restoration, one that won’t slide around on you when you are eating or speaking. In addition, your surrounding teeth remain unaffected by a dental implant. No drilling down of those teeth to secure a bridge and no messy adhesives like with dentures. Best of all, you can brush and floss between your dental implant teeth just the same as you would with all your teeth. You may even forget that you have them. To get started, you’ll schedule a consultation with our Yonkers dentist to be certain that you are a good candidate. You’ll need to have healthy gums and a jaw bone that is strong enough to support the implant. Some personal habits like smoking and diseases such as diabetes may affect your ability for a successful implant also. However, bone grafts are available if your jaw bone turns to be insufficient to hold an implant.
Once our Yonkers dentist places your dental implant, there is a waiting period of several weeks to a few months to allow your jaw bone to grow around the implant. That is the most complicated part of the process. After that, your crown will be placed and bonded on top of the implant, a relatively simple task.